Spontaneous onset of complex regional pain syndrome Type I in a woman infected with Bartonella koehlerae

Med Microbiol Immunol. 2014 Apr;203(2):101-7. doi: 10.1007/s00430-013-0320-3. Epub 2013 Dec 10.


After a short-term fever, complex regional pain syndrome, characterized by hyperalgesia, intermittent swelling, erythema and cyanosis of both feet, was diagnosed in a female veterinarian. The woman was infected with Bartonella koehlerae and she was also Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii seroreactive. Having failed other treatments, symptoms resolved following initiation of antibiotics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bartonella / drug effects
  • Bartonella / genetics
  • Bartonella / isolation & purification*
  • Bartonella Infections / drug therapy
  • Bartonella Infections / microbiology*
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / drug therapy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents